In the issue, Michele opens up about her body, the death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith, and fame.
Though Lea recently showed off her toned abs on the November cover of Women's Health, she reveals that her favorite body part is below the belt. "I love my butt. It is a showstopper."
The 29-year-old has been able to move forward with her life after the death of Monteith in July 2013. She shares, "Getting to the other side takes a lot of work. All you can do is get to the other side. It's a struggle. When you do, there is happiness there. It's important to me to keep private some of that process with how I got here. But I am here, I am good, and I am very grateful for that."
Check out a behind-the-scenes look of Lea at the cover shoot for Marie Claire, during which she talked about her first CD ever purchased and her first celeb crush.
To read the rest of Lea's interview, pick up the November copy of Marie Claire, out on newsstands October 20.